What major cases are on the dockett for the next term?

Given the extreme partisanship with respect to the court. Are there major cases up for review?

Its a very sad day for America and jurisprudence when people have to say things like this. Does not have to be so. All the justices have to do is follow and obey Article III of the US Constitution.

@Safiel posted them. He’s a good guy.

Here are the cases to be orally argued during the October sitting:

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October Sitting

Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, No. 17-587 [Arg: 10.1.2018]

Issue(s): Whether, under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the same 20-employee minimum that applies to private employers also applies to political subdivisions of a state, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th Circuits have held, or whether the ADEA applies instead to all state political subdivisions of any size, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held in this case.

Weyerhaeuser Company v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, No. 17-71 [Arg: 10.1.2018]

Issue(s): (1) Whether the Endangered Species Act prohibits designation of private land as unoccupied critical habitat that is neither habitat nor essential to species conservation; and (2) whether an agency decision not to exclude an area from critical habitat because of the economic impact of designation is subject to judicial review.

Gundy v. U.S., No. 17-6086 [Arg: 10.2.2018]

Issue(s): Whether the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act’s delegation of authority to the attorney general to issue regulations under 42 U.S.C. § 16913 violates the nondelegation doctrine.

Madison v. Alabama, No. 17-7505 [Arg: 10.2.2018]

Issue(s): (1) Whether, consistent with the Eighth Amendment, and the Supreme Court’s decisions in Ford v. Wainwright and Panetti v. Quarterman , a state may execute a prisoner whose mental disability leaves him with no memory of his commission of the capital offense; and (2) whether evolving standards of decency and the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment bar the execution of a prisoner whose competency has been compromised by vascular dementia and multiple strokes causing severe cognitive dysfunction and a degenerative medical condition that prevents him from remembering the crime for which he was convicted or understanding the circumstances of his scheduled execution.

Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, No. 17-647 [Arg: 10.3.2018]

Issue(s): (1) Whether the Supreme Court should reconsider the portion of Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank that requires property owners to exhaust state court remedies to ripen federal takings claims; and (2) whether Williamson County ’s ripeness doctrine bars review of takings claims that assert that a law causes an unconstitutional taking on its face, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 10th Circuits hold, or whether facial claims are exempt from Williamson County , as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 4th and 7th Circuits hold.

New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340 [Arg: 10.3.2018]

Issue(s): (1) Whether a dispute over applicability of the Federal Arbitration Act’s Section 1 exemption is an arbitrability issue that must be resolved in arbitration pursuant to a valid delegation clause; and (2) whether the FAA’s Section 1 exemption, which applies on its face only to “contracts of employment,” is inapplicable to independent contractor agreements.

Stokeling v. U.S., No. 17-5554 [Arg: 10.9.2018]

Issue(s): Whether a state robbery offense that includes “as an element” the common law requirement of overcoming “victim resistance” is categorically a “violent felony” under the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(B)(i), when the offense has been specifically interpreted by state appellate courts to require only slight force to overcome resistance.

U.S. v. Sims, No. 17-766 [Arg: 10.9.2018]

Issue(s): Whether burglary of a nonpermanent or mobile structure that is adapted or used for overnight accommodation can qualify as “burglary” under the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(B)(ii).

U.S. v. Stitt, No. 17-765 [Arg: 10.9.2018]

Issue(s): Whether burglary of a nonpermanent or mobile structure that is adapted or used for overnight accommodation can qualify as “burglary” under the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(B)(ii).

Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. Devries, No. 17-1104 [Arg: 10.10.2018]

Issue(s): Whether products-liability defendants can be held liable under maritime law for injuries caused by products that they did not make, sell or distribute.

Nielsen v. Preap, No. 16-1363 [Arg: 10.10.2018]

Issue(s): Whether a criminal alien becomes exempt from mandatory detention under 8 U.S.C. § 1226© if, after the alien is released from criminal custody, the Department of Homeland Security does not take him into immigration custody immediately.